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Saturday, April 7 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
8G: Laughing at a Funeral: Mixing Emotional Tones in Writing FULL
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Juxtaposing emotional tones makes your writing more powerful and memorable. In everyday life, our feelings are often complicated, and writing can reflect that. This session will examine the ways different writers alternate between emotions in their work as well as the ways that they combine multiple emotions in a single literary moment. We will also discuss strategies for emotional fusion and alternation. Mixing emotional tones can be helpful for writers of both fiction and non-fiction, and we will look at how to apply emotional mixing across genres.

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E. Thomas Finan

Fiction Writer
E. Thomas Finan is the author of the short story collection The Other Side.  In addition to academic journals, he has also published work in The Atlantic, The Millions, and Prairie Schooner.  He teaches at Boston University.

Saturday April 7, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Back Bay Room - 4th Floor